I got Critic badge yesterday, but My user page > Activity > votes > downvote say "you have not cast any votes". It seems strange, so I report it. I have something likely come to mind. After I voted up for someone's question (maybe from 1 to 2 votes), I wondered I'd voted him before and did vote-down to cancel it. But I surprised because of two down by one click and I hastily did vote-up again (0 to 2). This is all I remember. Is this a bug ?

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I found this is the reproducible problem. In this meta community, I've done vote-up and subsequently tried to do vote-down. The System prevented me from doing vote-down (i.e., I failed to do vote-down), but I got Critic badge.


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You have downvoted a few times - sure, you then changed the votes to be upvotes, but the system recorded those downvotes, making you eligible for the badge.

  • $\begingroup$ There is absolutely no objections to your opinion. I worry about counting an action not be realized . For example, If I voted my own question, I might have got Supporter badge. $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 17, 2016 at 9:53
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    $\begingroup$ You can't vote your own question. Also - this isn't opinion - I checked (I am a developer at Stack Exchange - I have access to all things...). $\endgroup$
    – Oded
    Commented Jun 17, 2016 at 9:54
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry, I hadn't noticed additional tag. I was relieved to hear that it's in the specifications. Thank you for your support !! $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 17, 2016 at 13:45

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